Affordable Galapagos 8 Days Tour
Affordable Galápagos Island Hopping Tour is also enchanted for everybody , get to know more about this paradise that Darwin and many more people in world dreamed about it… Discover the beauty of the Archipelago on a comfortable Galápagos Island Hopping Tour around the most scenery islands packed for you in this program.
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GUAYAQUIL ORIENTATION MEETING & BRIEFING
This is the arrival day for all of our tour participants and depending of your flight arrival times you can have a day exploring the Economical Ecuador Capital and its wonderful downtown, the Iguanas Park , Malecon 2000 and Las Penas HIll or simply rest at the Hotel before our Tour Guide meet you at the Lobby at 6:30 pm for our Orientation meeting and briefing before the starting of the tour. During this meeting you can clarify everything as you might be concerned or curious to know about the tour overall. We can still assist you arranging a full day in Guayaquil or surroundings if you let us know in advance
THIS TOUR NORMALLY OPERATES FROM GUAYAQUIL , HOWEVER YOU CAN ALSO START IN QUITO , IF SO PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE.
Today is your depart to the Galapagos Islands , you will flight to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ( San Cristobal Island ) , it will take 1 hour and half approx. Then one of our representatives will meet you at the Airport to take you to the hotel for check in. After you will have chance to have something to eat in town near by the hotel. In the afternoon the our Guide will meet you at the lobby to take you visit the most beautiful hill near by town well known as Tijeretas Hill ( nickname given by the frigatte birds shape as scissors). You will hike up to the hill , then you will stop by the self guided Interpretation Center to know more about the Capital of the Galapagos. Then you will do snorkel at Darwins Bay , finally you will return back to the hotel for overnight.
Today includes some of the best snorkeling in Galapagos, a day trip to Kicker Rock! After breakfast, a comfortable speed boat navigates along the coast of San Cristobal, boasting views of the birds and landscape from a different angle. At the rock formation, we’ll snorkel thru the channel in search of a variety of sharks, fish, turtles, rays, sea lions, and more! Enjoy a box lunch on the boat afterward, and some quiet beach time to relax before returning to town.
Today you will take a speed boat towards Puerto Ayora , Santa Cruz Island ( it will take 2 hours approx.) Then you will get to the hotel for check in , after the guide will take you to Charles Darwin Research Station ( this is the most important research center of the entire Galapagos ) Then you will have some time to enjoy the town and have a quick lunch before the next activity. Later in the afternoon you will go to visit a Tortoise Ranch in the highlands of Santa Cruz , where you will see a very big land wild tortoises in natural state. Finally you will return back to town for overnight… Tonight Advise : Don’t miss eating at the QUIOSKOS street a very fresh lobster and many different tipe of sea food caught in the morning. Also go at night to the Pier , where you can see babbie sharks , rays and many other animals very close.
On this day you will take a speed boat towards to Isabela Island , upon your arrival check in to the hotel some resting time ( if not you can rent a bike for usd 10 a visit the Galapagos Breeding Center or the wetlands) Then we will take to you to another fantastic tour well known as TINTORERAS ISLET At this tour, you will visit a next door islet full of babbie marine iguanas , sea gulls , sea lions, blue footted bobbies , frigatte birds and some Galapagos Penguins. Also depending of the sea tide you will be able to see the TINTORERAS or The White Tip Reef Shark , who rest during day time at the Islet canals. Then you will go for a magic snorkel at La Calera area , where you will swim together with marine iguanas , sea turttles , sea lions and a great number of colorful fish. Finally you will return back to hotel.
Today is an early bus ride for 30 minutes towards Volcan Sierra Negra , hike up to the Volcano Caldera , along the way you can observe some plants and birds endemic from the Galapagos Islands and off course if the weather allows you will have a great Volcano View. This volcano erupted on July 2018 , so you will see the reminds of the last eruption. Once we returned back to the Park control and then back to town for packing and speed boat back to Santa Cruz.
This tour will start early from twon , then a bus ride towards Itabaca Canal where you will board the yatch for this excursion. This program includes sightseeing , hike , snorkel , snorkel equiptment , lunch on board and much more. Finally you will be taken back to Puerto Ayora for your last night at the Galapagos Bartolome: The little island Bartolome is very small and 114m high situated close to Santiago Island. When the volcano that formed Bartolomé erupted, there was not any water present resulting in large amounts of basalt on this island (when water is present in an eruption tuff is created). The basalt hardened together with air creating very light rocks. Bartolome’s surface is covered with volcanic ash, which is suposed to be blown over from Santa Cruz Island. The island consists of an extinct volcano and volcanic formations in a variety of red, orange, green, and glistening black.
Pinnacle Rock is the eroded remains of a tuff cone. This large partially eroded lava formation was created when magma expelled from the volcano reached the sea. When the seawaters cooled, the hot lava caused an explosion. The exploded particles eventually fasten together forming a rock composed of thin layers. Bartolome’s Pinnacle Rock has become one of the most photographed sights in the islands. On the northern one (wet landing) you are allowed to swim and snorkel. Don’t miss that!
Free morning , 10:00 am check out and transportation to Baltra’s Airport to take a flight to Guayaquil late in the afternoon , then transportation to the Hotel in Guayaquil Unfortunately we have to say good bye after we arrive in Guayaquil and we invite you to see one of our other tours in Ecuador Mainland and Peru Tours.. However if you desire to add one more night in Guayaquil City or extend your staying in Ecuador , we can always help you out with free advise to make sure you optimize the time and continue exploring this paradise called Ecuador. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT FOR TOMORROW CHECK OUT IS AT 11 am TRANSFER OUT IS NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
The program includes
- 8 Days / 7 Nights hotel accommodations (tourist CATEGORY rooms) DBL / TWIN Ask for single supplement
- Welcome to Ecuador Orientation meeting
- Breakfast every day of the tour , Lunch & Dinner specified in program
- Transfers and transportation provided by GUIDECUADOR
- Private Spanish/English speaking guide
- Entrance fees according to itinerary mentioned as INCLUDED
- All Sightseeings according itinerary
- Travel Assistance
- All hikes mentioned in program
Not included in Program
- International airfare to Guayaquil or Quito
- Round Trip ticket to Galapagos
- Galapagos Park fee USD 100 pp
- Galapagos Control Card ( Galapagos ID ) 20 usd pp
- Isabela Dock Fee usd 10 pp
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Any personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
- Any activity not specified in program
- Any hotel nights before or after our Tour Program , if you would like to add ons please let us know in advance
GUARANTEED DEPARTS EVERY DAY !
24/7 Booking Phone Number: +1-888-469-2230
AGE RANGE : 10 to 80 year olds
MIN GROUP SIZE : 2 ( IF YOU ARE SOLO TRAVELER , PLEASE ASK FOR SINGLE RATE)
MAX GROUP SIZE : 15
TRANSPORTATION : Coach / Bus, Plane
PHYSICAL RATING :Standard
TRAVEL STYLE: Adventure , Multisport